Vail Daily column: Migratory birds travel through Colorado

By Edward Stoner

Have you ever had the urge to court the great unknown — to sail or fly to lands you’ve only dreamed of? For many animal species, this is their reality. Migration, or the act of moving in order to escape changing seasons, or to find food or a mate, is still one of nature’s most alluring mysteries. Migration leaves us humans asking, how is it possible for the Arctic tern, a small sun-loving bird, to fly 22,000 miles nonstop from the North Pole to the South Pole and back again? How do red crabs, born just off the coast of …

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